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Monday Archives: Squirrelfish sp. Holocentridae

Monday Archives: Squirrelfish sp. Holocentridae

squirrelfishHi friends, I have one beautiful squirrelfish for you all today found on the last day of operations on our recent trip to St. Eustatius. This colorful little treasure was about three inches in length and I remember Smithsonian being super excited because of this strange color pattern you see above.…

Monday Archives: Decodon sp., Small Deep-Sea Fish

Monday Archives: Decodon sp., Small Deep-Sea Fish

decodonI have another super colorful three inch Decodon for you all today, this is one of the three that was found on the St. Eustatius Expedition last month.
A Decodon is a type of wrasse and this particular species is one of my favorites to work with because of their super calm behavior and their more or less relaxed attitude.…

Two more Hermit Crabs with BEAUTIFUL Blue Eyes!

Two more Hermit Crabs with BEAUTIFUL Blue Eyes!

hermit crabGood morning readers, above is a deep-sea hermit crab that was found and collected below 700 feet! The crab is around two inches wide and has glowing blue-eyes which blow me away!! This crab had small little anemones all over his shell which are almost impossible to see from these tiny web-sized photos.…

Derilissus sp., Clingfish

Derilissus sp., Clingfish

clingfishGood morning out there, while in St. Eustatius I had a major meltdown one evening when I went to download my 64gb CF card with all the week’s photos and found out the card was not working or corrupt, meaning everything I had shot including the above shots were lost until now.…

Derilissus sp., Clingfish

Derilissus sp., Clingfish

cling fish

Good morning, I have the third and final Derilissus sp. (clingfish) for you all that the Smithsonian Institution and Substation Curacao crew recently discovered off the tiny coast of St.…

Giant Hermit Crab Inside a Discarded Queen Conch Shell

Giant Hermit Crab Inside a Discarded Queen Conch Shell

hermit crab queen conchGood morning folks, I am trying to get all my St. Eustatius photos like this giant hermit crab I posted today ready for key-wording and sent off to be copy-righted at the US copyright office. At some point the Smithsonian will be needing these photos for talks and publications, so me having them done ahead of time will be a big bonus.…

TIME Magazine, Baby Dolphin

TIME Magazine, Baby Dolphin

time magazine dolphinGood morning gang! Good news again, I have a full page dolphin photo in TIME Magazine this month in their Special Edition “The Animal Mind” oh yeah, page 67. Sorry so short, I have to meet a friend for an early mountain bike ride, have a wonderful day!!…

Deep-Sea Invertebrates from St. Eustatius

Deep-Sea Invertebrates from St. Eustatius

anemone snail shell I’m back, I have four more invertebrates found with a deep-sea submersible from the island of St. Eustatius in the Caribbean. The top photo is some kind of weird anemone sitting on top of a rare slit-shell, below that is a cool looking deep-sea shrimp, then a big starfish that I had never seen before and finally a super tiny, smaller than a dime hermit crab from way down stairs.…

Palatogobius grandoculus, Deep-Sea Goby

Palatogobius grandoculus, Deep-Sea Goby

palatogobius grandoculusGood morning out there, I have another super tiny fish for you all today called a Palatogobius grandoculus or for those of us not in the science world, a goby! This was yet another tiny little thing about an inch in length covered in bright neon stripes and a wild looking neon yellow eye, this is such a cool little creature!…

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